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What are these tiny sore white bumps at the corners of my mouth?

I've had tiny sore white bumps at the corner of my mouth for 8 months. The condition also produces wrinkes between the clusters of bumps. I'm concerned that I'll never be able to kiss anyone again as my mouth is physically repulsive and might be contagious.

I've seen three doctors, who've suggested angular chelitis and herpes simplex however it doesn't look like the pictures of these things online and ultimately the doctors weren't sure what caused it. None of the antifungal, antibacterial or antiviral creams they prescribed have helped. They've run out of creams to prescribe. Full blood tests came back normal.

I've also tried almond oil, cleaning up my diet, reducing sugar and carb intake, coconut oil, vaseline, listerine original, hydrogen peroxide, manuka honey, lemon, cucumber, B vitamins and tea tree cream.

The affected area remains hidden from view unless I open my mouth because of the way my mouth folds. I'm aware this is a contributing factor but I still want to know if it can be treated nonsurgically. All thoughts welcome!


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Have you seen a dermatologist? He/She May be best suited to help diagnose and treat the issue.
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I haven't seen a dermatologist. My GP felt that, as the condition is relatively unproblematic, at least from her point of view, it might be something that I could simply manage. However I might challenge that conclusion and press for a referal, as it's putting a serious stopper on my love life.

In the meantime, if anyone on the forum has thoughts on what this might be, I'd love to hear from you. I currently suspect it might be fordyce spots although as you say, I'd probably need a dermatologist to confirm that.

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